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A free tool to not forget : Xenu's Link Sleuth (White Hat SEO)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by HostStage, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. HostStage

    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Hey guys,

    For those who doesn't know about it, there is a free tool which can check if your website has some 404 links.

    404 pages for most of us would act as a dead end for a SERP's robot, as it would more likely bounce away from your website.

    Quick out of topic, it is better to have custom 404 pages especially for that matter, with your headers and footers so the robots can go to another page. However, 404 pages are generally to avoid of course.

    If you have a MNS or a salespage, it wouldn't be useful at all, but if you have a business website, SEO customers, or an authority website it is a must have.


    So here is Xenu's Link Sleuth an inner links checker.

    It is easy as hell (File, New, Paste your URL and go)

    It will check all your links to see if there is some navigation errors and even produce a report at the end.


    It is free and should belong in your tool arsenal.

     
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  2. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good share!

    Cheers
     
  3. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    It's a great tool i started using 4 months ago. Great to find crawl errors especially wordpress plugins related ones.
    Thanks for the share.
     
  4. hatelovemisery

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    the w3 link checker is a good online alternative too! go search it. :)
     
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  5. jkwilson78

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    xenu would be perfect if it had proxy support! You can use it for crawling any site and sometimes you'll get blocked.
     
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    Yea, I love Xenu. Screaming Frog is another good one! :)
     
  7. Sinvex

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    Yeah i'd suggest Screaming Frog if your site is under 500 pages. (It's free as long as it's less then 500 pages crawled) PRO TIP: Turn off CSS / Java Script and Image crawls to get that much more out of your 500 pages.
     
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    This is a great tool for those trying to get some ranking but cannot as they have some errors on their site which they do not know..
     
  9. Kimi

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    Good share for the community!
     
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    Xenu is really nice thing for crawling stuff.
    BTW in case you are on a mac and don't want to mess up with virtual box/wine - you can use this bad boy http://peacockmedia.co.uk/integrity/.
     
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    i recommend screaming frog. it is a much more powerful tool.
     
  12. jstorm

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    Xenu is great for finding dead or broken links...been using it for years and it's never failed me. A few years back I sent the creator a local T-shirt and he was so grateful and kind.
     
  13. KHer0

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    This is actually a good share. However I still prefer Site Auditor :D it's shared here for free ;)
     
  14. Ironlung

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    Hey thanks for the info, I'm trying to download this from the app store but there's no joy from the "View in app store" button. I upgraded to Mountain Lion the other day could this be the problem? I can download it manually but my mac won't let me run it...

     
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    cheers, great share!
     
  16. Olbol123

    Olbol123 Newbie

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    indeed, useful share, thanks!
     
  17. singhavn

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